February 16, 2012


I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Bird Swing image by Wee Stamps!  
Ok, so I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of them, but this one is just soooo sweet I couldn't resist it.  And I love the watercolor pencil look with it too.

Aren't they just the sweetest 'tweet'hearts?

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February 15, 2012

Be Mine

Another totally adorable image from Meljen's but this time I dug out my watercolor pencils - ohmygosh I forgot how much I love these!

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February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

My hubby and I usually just celebrate today with a simple card, but this year he said he's cooking dinner for me, YAY!! 

(I realize this really means he is stopping on the way home tonight to grab some take-out for us, but it is the thought that counts, right?  LOL!)

Hugs to you!

February 12, 2012

Birthday Card

So how much do YOU get done at a crop?   At my all day crop yesterday I colored this image for my card.  I didn't cut any cardstock, didn't glue any paper or even fold the card base - just colored the image, LOL!!  But I had the most fun babbling and catching up with my peeps so it is all good!

My father-in-law turned 70 today and I wanted to make a fun card, nothing sentimental or teasing, just fun.  I was looking for a Dr. Seuss kind of cake image and found this one at Meljen's Designs.  LOVE it!  And it has 7 candles on it which is one for each decade, even better.

My hubby's birthday was this week too, so we celebrated both today with family and friends at brunch in a local restaurant.  There was live music set up in a loft overlooking the dining area and the saxophone player played Happy Birthday for the boys when the waitress brought out a candle lit dessert - what a perfect moment.

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February 10, 2012

Colorful Valentines

These homemade crayons are so easy and fun!  I've seen lots of folks posting this project on their blogs lately and my daughter and I wanted to try them so we decided to make them for her class valentines.

She is one of Dustin Pike's biggest fans and, not surprisingly, insisted that we use one of his images for her valentines.  She selected one of the Dudley freebies (he's her absolute fave!).  Dustin offered a colored version of this digi but it did not have pink in it so it just wasn't "right", lol!  I knew that neither of us would be up to the task of coloring 30+ images so I decided to play a little in Photoshop.   After a lot of trial and error and countless moments of sheer luck I finally ended up with this:

I really need to figure out how to do this on purpose!  I love it even though I think it could become very addicting.

We glue-dotted the crayons inside matchbook inspired covers, tucking the bottom flap between the matted image and the cover to close them. 

I'm glad I didn't wait til the last minute to start this project because although it only took two days to make the crayons and valentines, it took two weeks to get my little sweetie to finish addressing and signing them, lol!

Hey peeps - I'm done early!  Did you fall off your chair just now?  LOL!!!

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